Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
WARNING: Do not read if you are still tender in the chest. You may laugh uncontrollably... An Italian, a Scotsman and a Chinese man, are hired at a Construction site.The foreman points out a huge…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Jun 10, 2010.
I have always been a little concerned about my sternotomy scar. In my case, not because it attracts attention as it is normally not visible, even with an open shirt, but because it is is raised in…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Finley Jul 3, 2010.
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at the weekend i was intermittently tachycardic and my resting pulse has been around the 100 mark since then. i went to see my doctor on monday and he took some blood and sent it off for analysis. the results came back today and showed positive for some sort of infection (elevated CRP values - mine was 9.5 mg/l and normally it should be under 5). tomorrow morning i am at the cardiologist in order to rule out a bacterial infection on the heart valve.
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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 21:40 — 6 Comments
so, i was doing a bit (well, actually i have been putting it off for quite a while so it turned out to be quite a lot) of filing and stumbled upon my first ever cat scan pictures 6 months post-op. unfortunately, i either gave my doctor or the consultant i went to see in the uk the CD with the pictures on, but i will take the paper copies to work tomorrow and scan them in (i can only do A4 at home and these are A3). what i find interesting to see are the mechanical valve, dacron conduit and…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2011 at 22:11 — 4 Comments
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